The Wayne Stater

Life on the low road: part 2

Jacob Stewart, Columnist

March 4, 2020

The sun is shining and the beer is cold. What could be wrong with something as peaceful as this combination? Well, that’s what I’m here to tell you, readers. After all, what would this column be without an air of cynicism? For...

Lost in the snow

Jacob Stewart, Columnist

January 22, 2020

Here we are again, readers. Another semester, another ugly winter showing its face in January. We got off lucky over break, and now we’re struggling our way across a frozen waste, with temperatures flirting with true ugliness....

Back in the saddle again

Jacob Stewart, Columnist

November 20, 2019

We’re at it again, readers. Another slam season approaches. In this year of political ugliness and uncertainty on the horizon, this is exactly what we are in need of, and those are the doctor’s orders. We would certainly...

In the night, in the dark

Jacob Stewart, Columnist

November 6, 2019

We’re approaching the chimes of midnight, readers, and I’ve found myself in yet another sleepless night with Sunday handing us over to Monday, the death of the weekend in a dark whisper. This seems to be the norm in the penultimate...

Richard III, revisited

Jacob Stewart, Columnist

October 9, 2019

Cold winds are rising, readers, and in far too many ways. While we are dealing with a dreary start to October, folks in Montana have been buried beneath the snow, waking up to days well below freezing. It seems that winter is...

Peace in our time

Jacob Stewart, Columnist

September 25, 2019

I’ve got half a bottle of Irish whiskey tempting me, readers. It whispers to me from the kitchen in a gentle brogue. I must say, folks, it’s been a challenge sitting here in this ugly sobriety. The urge to uncork the bottle...

In a desperate land

Jacob Stewart, Columnist

August 28, 2019

I asked for a column, and for my sins they gave me one. The trip has been long, readers, yet I’m still on it, lost on this LSD fueled circus ride. It’s a Friday night, but the hours are bleeding away into Saturday. I’ve...

When good men do something

Jacob Stewart, Columnist

April 17, 2019

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” Powerful words, readers, and certainly words to live by. The quote comes from Edmund Burke, an 18th century Anglo-Irish statesmen and author,...

Madness, madness and stupidity

Jacob Stewart, Staff Writer

April 2, 2019

For nearly two years, America has waited – some with hope, others drowning in fear – of what the Muller investigation would turn up, and after all this time, after all of the indictments, the country has been informed that...

The old stomping grounds

Jacob Stewart, Columnist

February 26, 2019

It seems that the only activity left to us in these frigid times is heavy drinking, readers. The blood’s running cold and is in desperate need of fuel, and the mind could certainly use a break after these long weeks of wint...

Return of the Greek menace

Jacob Stewart, Columnist

February 13, 2019

Things were looking up, readers. The sun was shining, snow was melting, and the threat of another government shutdown was thwarted. Life seemed to be moving in a positive direction. That all came to an end when I got a phone...

The frozen machine

Jacob Stewart, Columnist

February 6, 2019

Icy winds are making it difficult to do much of anything, readers. Cabin fever thoughts are beginning to take hold, and I don’t know how much longer I can keep the madness at bay. Soon enough I’ll have started writing on the...